Explorers expected to build on win against Strikers - get tips and predictions
Fort Charlotte Strikers (FCS) will take on Dark View Explorers (DVE) in the eighth match of Vincy Premier league 2021 at the Arnos Vale Ground in Kingstown on Tuesday, May 18.
Having played two matches so far, the Strikers have won one and lost the other to sit fourth in the Vincy Premier League points table with two points and a net run rate of -0.966.
The Explorers, on the other hand, sit atop the points table with one win from one match. DVE's comprehensive 57-run victory in their last game means they boast a net run rate of 5.70.
FCS vs DVE Dream11 prediction
The Explorers' 57-run victory against Botanical Gardens Rangers in the last game definitely gives the side more confidence. And if their huge win doesn't make them the favourites already, then Strikers' 9-wicket loss against the Hikers in their last match surely pegs DVE as the more confident side. However, FCS go into this fixture with a better head-to-head, having won three of their five encounters against DVE.
FCS vs DVE best players for Vincy Premier League fantasy team
Top-Tip: Best batsmen
Despite the inconsistent start to their campaign, Gidron Pope remains the pick of the batsmen from the Strikers. The middle-order batsman has scores of 20 and 3 in two matches so far, with 30 fantasy points.
Romano Pierre will be the player to watch out for from the DVE camp. After one match, the batsman has 46 runs, which includes two boundaries and four sixes at a strike rate of 191.7. He has 74 fantasy points so far and is seemingly a must-have in any fantasy team.
Top-Tip: Best bowlers
Ray Jordan will be a lethal bowling option from the FCS camp. The bowler has one wicket in two matches so far, conceding 26 runs to garner 44 fantasy points. Jordan can be handy with the bat as well, from time to time.
With the ball, Searlon Williams remains a good pick given how effective he was against BGR. He took two wickets while conceding just one run and currently sits with 76 points. He is the man in form.
Top-Tip: Best all-rounder and wicketkeeper
While both the teams don't boast an exceptional wicket-keeper, Strikers' Casmus Hackshaw remains a decent pick. The 35-year-old's timely 12 runs against the Hikers led FCS to their only win in the tournament so far and the wicket-keeper has 21 fantasy points.
Explorers' Deron Greaves will continue to be the pick among all-rounders given his brilliant campaign for DVE last season. Though he started with a duck in DVE's opening match this season, he compensated by taking two wickets against BGR. He has 82 fantasy points so far.
FCS vs DVE probable playing XI
FCS probable XI: L Lewis, M Bascombe (c), S Williams, G Pope, K Lavia, C Stowe, C Hackshaw (wicket-keeper), R Jordan, S Browne, R Fredericks, G Whyllie
DVE probable XI: D Greaves, R Pierre, S Hopper, D Browne, L James (c) (wicket-keeper), R Williams, K Horne, Drumi Toney, J Matthews, S Williams, L Wison
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